Alicia M Hitchcock

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This work describes improved workup and instrumental conditions to enable robust, sensitive glycosaminoglycan (GAG) disaccharide analysis from complex biological samples. In the process of applying CE with LIF to GAG disaccharide analysis in biological samples, we have made improvements to existing methods. These include (i) optimization of reductive(More)
Chondroitin sulfate (CS) is a glycosaminoglycan consisting of repeating uronic acid, N-acetylgalactosamine disaccharide units {[HexAbeta/alpha(1-3)GalNAcbeta(1-4)](n)()}. CS chains are polydisperse with respect to chain length, sulfate content, and glucuronic acid epimerization content, resulting in a distribution of glycoforms for a chain bound to any(More)
Homeostasis of connective joint tissues depends on the maintenance of an extracellular matrix, consisting of an integrated assembly of collagens, glycoproteins, proteoglycans, and glycosaminoglycans (GAGs). Isomeric chondroitin sulfate (CS) glycoforms differing in position and degree of sulfation and uronic acid epimerization play specific and distinct(More)
A key challenge to investigations into the functional roles of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) in biological systems is the difficulty in achieving sensitive, stable, and reproducible mass spectrometric analysis. GAGs are linear carbohydrates with domains that vary in the extent of sulfation, acetylation, and uronic acid epimerization. It is of particular(More)
Articular cartilage is a highly specialized smooth connective tissue whose proper functioning depends on the maintenance of an extracellular matrix consisting of an integrated assembly of collagens, glycoproteins, proteoglycans (PG), and glycosaminoglycans. Isomeric chondroitin sulfate glycoforms differing in position and degree of sulfation and uronic acid(More)
A double-blind, randomised study of 60 patients who received intravenous increments of nalbuphine 3 mg or pethidine 15 mg by patient-controlled analgesia during the first stage of labour, was carried out. Pain intensity, sedation, uterine contractions, maternal cardioventilatory variables and fetal heart rate were recorded as well as any side effects. Apgar(More)
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